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USC Center for AI in Society seeks to reduce military suicides

by Marc Ballon

As suicide rates among active-duty service members and veterans continue to outpace rates among the general population, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have joined forces to use technology to identify, as early as possible, those at risk.

The collaboration, as part of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, or USC CAIS, is believed to be one of the first of its kind to use artificial intelligence to model the strength or weakness of military personnel’s social networks to ascertain suicidal thinking, depression and anxiety. The […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Grants, Research|0 Comments

CIR director discusses value of military social work

March is Social Work Month and Carl Castro, associate professor and director of the Military and Veterans Programs at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, discusses what makes the USC military social work program so unique and why it’s important—now more than ever—to keep building the ranks of behavioral health providers with competent individuals who can effectively treat service members, veterans and their families.

 

Below are some highlights from the audio:
On the importance of military social work after almost two decades of conflict:
Seventeen years. Millions of service members is what we’re talking about and we are nowhere even meeting […]

By |March 29th, 2018|Audio, Faculty, News|0 Comments